University-Wide Information & Resources
VIMS is working closely with William & Mary and its Emergency Management Team to monitor developments related to the coronavirus. For university-wide information & resources, visit W&M's COVID-19 website, which includes sections on online instruction, travel, on-campus issues, and FAQs.
For official information about the coronavirus and COVID-19 disease, we encourage you to turn to the
- Virginia Department of Health (VDH)
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
- World Health Organization (WHO)
VIMS-specific Information & Resources
Messages (most recent & archived)
Access the most recent and archived messages for VIMS and the broader W&M community.
Precautionary Sanitation Measures
In line with CDC recommendations, our Facilities staff is taking a number of steps to maximize wellness on our campus. Precautionary actions include:
Caring for Lab Organisms
The DRAS Office has developed a database of critical research activities (e.g., those needed to maintain research animals and live cultures). Contact [[v|luck,Mark Luckenbach]] with any questions.
If you have any issues with access, please submit a work order or call Facilities Management at extension #7300.
Key Request Forms are available here.
Working from Home/Telecommuting
ITNS is taking steps to ensure that faculty, staff, and students are able to connect remotely to office computers via Remote Desktop. Full details are available on their Remote Resources webpage.
Here are some other instructions to help you work from home:
Access Related Forms
Unit-specific Information & Resources
In conjunction with W&M Libraries closures and social-distancing measures, Hargis Library is closed as of March 20th. Carol Coughlin will be working remotely; feel free to [[v|coughlin,contact her by email]] for assistance or to plan a zoom session.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL): for items not in our collections
Intercampus delivery is not available at this time
For those working on the VIMS campus:
Employee Checkout/Sign-in forms:
Contribution numbers: [[v|coughlin,Email Carol Coughlin]]
W&M Libraries Resources to Support Teaching & Learning during the COVID-19 Outbreak: https://guides.libraries.wm.edu/remote
Note these free resources from library vendors
Keep up to date with access to the New York Times | Washington Post | Wall Street Journal. Info on creating an account is accessible at https://guides.libraries.wm.edu/remote/newspapers
LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) – video courses and tutorials: https://www.linkedin.com/checkpoint/enterprise/login/51086953?application=learning
And for those new to Zoom: https://www.linkedin.com/learning/learning-zoom/stay-connected-with-zoom-meetings?u=51086953
News & Media Services
During the coronavirus closure, the News & Media Services office will be available to complete requests for routine services as follows:
Sue Stein will be in the office 2 days a week for several hours to fulfill these requests. Otherwise, she will be working remotely from home. To promote social distancing, Sue will leave all completed work in the hallway outside of Suite 126 in Davis Hall so individuals can pick up their jobs at their convenience and not only when she is in the office. Please [[v|sstein,email Sue]] with your printing needs, new design requests, and other work that she routinely does for you. She will email you when completed work is ready to pick up.
Cascade Web Management
News & Social Media
Nunnally Ichthyology Collection
The VIMS Nunnally Ichthyology Collection is currently closed to visitors and all outgoing loans have been suspended. Please do not ship collections or loan returns to VIMS at this time. Users may access our collections digitally at http://webportal.specifycloud.org/VIMSWebPortal/
Office of Sponsored Programs
OSP employees are working remotely. Until further notice, you can reach them during regular business hours (8:00 am – 5:00 pm) using the contact information below.
School of Marine Science
With the university’s academic and business operations continuity plans evolving, we want to update you on our plans for day-to-day operations in the Office of Academic Studies. Your well-being and the well-being of our entire community is our greatest concern, and supporting you in these unusual circumstances is one of our highest priorities.
Graduate Program Town Hall – Friday March 20, 2020 @ 2 pm
Office of Academic Studies Schedule - Staff Availability for March 17 to April 3
Exemption from in-person participation in defenses, comps, quals, etc.
Services Across Campus
In addition, it is important that you keep up to date on information by reading emails from Sam Jones, President Rowe, Vice President Ginger Ambler/Student Affairs and VIMS Dean & Director John Wells.
Student Check-In Plan